• Profile picture of Andrea
    Organization: Tri-Counties Regional Center
    Location: 1234 Fairway Dr, Suite A Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Work: 805 621-8239
    Cell: 805 621-8239
    Home: 805 995-3990
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
  • Profile picture of Claudia Bolton
    Organization: NorthStar Services/CIRCL
    Location: 4171 Starkes Grade Rd, Placerville, CA 95667, USA
    Work: 530-644-6653
    Cell: 530-305-7013
    Home: 530-305-7013
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition, Aging/Older Persons/End of Life
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Person Centered Plan Facilitation (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Plan Facilitation (2 Day Instructor-Led)
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    “You must be the change you wish to see in the world” Mahatma Ghandi Claudia’s life work has been about sharing her experience, passion and values to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to live the lives they want as valued, participating members of the community.  Claudia is the Executive Director of NorthStar Services, a supported living agency supporting individuals to live in their own homes in several rural counties in Northern California. Claudia is also a founder of CIRCL, Connections for Information and Resources on Community Living, a consulting and training group, and a Mentor for the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices.  As a Mentor she has supported 13 people on the west coast to become trainers in Person Centered Thinking.  She loves mentoring regional centers and service agencies to embed person centered practices into their organizations’ culture.
  • Profile picture of David
    Location: 5020 Sycamore Rd, Atascadero, CA 93422, USA
    Work: 805-321-0004
    Cell: 805-321-0004
    Home: 805-461-3326
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
    Biography :
    I have recently retired after working 33 years in the California Regional Center System as a service coordinator for persons with Developmental Disabilities.  I have been certified as a mentor trainer by the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices http://www.learningcommunity.us/.  In that capacity I have delivered person centered thinking training to a variety of groups from the Bay Area to Ventura county.  I have used PATH planning with individuals receiving services and more frequently to develop team and organizational goals.  I have developed and delivered training on the use of person centered practices in employee development.  I have developed and delivered training on community connecting. I serve on the statewide taskforce developing California’s new self-determination waiver and am very familiar with the new Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBS) requirements around community inclusion and person centered planning.  I have served on the Governor’s Employment First Task Force.  I am a member of the Lanterman Coalition and as such have actively lobbied for budget and legislative initiatives to improve services for persons with Developmental Disabilities.
  • Profile picture of Jamie Markey
    Organization: Mains'l
    Location: 110 Amber Grove Dr, Chico, CA 95973, USA
    Work: (530) 899-1907
    Cell: (530) 723-3287
    Web Page: www.mainsl.com
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
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  • Profile picture of Joe
    Organization: CHOICESS
    Location: 348 E Foothill Blvd, Arcadia, CA 91006, USA
    Work: 626-359-3300
    Cell: 626-945-9546
    Web Page: choicess.org
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Aging/Older Persons/End of Life
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
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    Joe is currently the founder of We Gather 2 Listen—a comprehensive business all about reaching out and connecting to others with effortless thinking, productive gathering, and genuine listening. Joe is a certified Art of Convening trainer and is dedicated to helping individuals and organizations become empowered by using conversational leadership techniques to create an authentic community of learning. Joe’s incredible, wholehearted compassion and commitment led him to co-found CHOICESS, the first program in California supporting individuals with developmental disabilities to live an independent lifestyle. His drive and passion led him to dedicate his life to these individuals and their families for over 30 years now. This is just one of many organizations that resulted from his incredible love and commitment in assisting individuals, families, and organizations to create the change they desire together. However, Joe didn’t stop at CHOICESS—he continued to devote his time and heart in developing programs that improved the lives of individuals. He co-founded CIRCL to provide technical assistance to enhance Community Living Services to individuals with developmental challenges. Through CIRCL, Joe created networks to mentor, foster, and provide learning opportunities that allow people to contribute and exchange ideas with one another. If that wasn’t already enough, Joe became a certified PCT trainer and later a mentor through the Learning Community of Person Centered Practices. He has developed an appreciative perspective that teaches people the concept of “when you understand a person you are more capable of caring for them.” Joe’s way of being allows him to gather individuals with disabilities and their families to create a life of meaning, purpose, and understanding. He now trains other agencies, service coordinators, families, and individuals to move together in authentic ways of being. Joe is also involved and concerned with finding alternative solutions to the economic challenges faced by many today. Joe knows that each person matters and plays a crucial role in his/her own community. He was able to present a unique program that connects and gathers these people to support one another through their own unique gifts and talents. By introducing the Temple City TimeBank, Joe has enabled a community to bond together and realize that we all have something to contribute. Not only does Joe balance an amazing amount of programs and events, he does so with a huge slice of soul pie topped with enthusiasm and care. Joe’s big heart and determination allow him to change his community one event, workshop, and program at a time.
  • Profile picture of John
    Organization: Tri-Counties Regional Center
    Location: 1234 Fairway Dr, Santa Maria, CA 93455, USA
    Work: (805) 621-8204
    Cell: (805) 218-3057
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
  • Profile picture of Karen
    Organization: PathPoint
    Location: 11491 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405, USA
    Work: (805) 782-8890 X 1516
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition, Acquired Brain Injuries, Aging/Older Persons/End of Life
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
  • Profile picture of Liz
    Organization: Eastern Los Angeles Regional Center
    Location: Alhambra, CA, USA
    Work: 6262994657
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
  • Profile picture of Marlene McCollum
    Organization: Far Northern Regional Center
    Location: 1337 E Lassen Ave, Chico, CA 95973, USA
    Work: 530-332-1480
    Home: 530-249-8210
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
  • Profile picture of Mary Beth
    Organization: Tri-Counties Regional Center and Pathways Facilitation Services
    Location: 520 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA
    Work: (805) 884-7208
    Cell: (805) 403-5013
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition, Physical Disabilities, Aging/Older Persons/End of Life
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
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    Mary Beth is Principal Consultant for Pathways Facilitation Services, and Assistant Director, Training & Organizational Development for Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC), a California nonprofit that provides person and family-centered planning and supports for 14,000 people with developmental disabilities. and provides training, facilitation, coaching, and technical assistance to regional centers and service provider organizations. Mary Beth has provided oversight to the person-centered organizational culture change initiative at TCRC since 2005. She has extensive experience in strategic planning and aligning mission, vision, values, and operations to help organizations keep people they support and people they employ at the heart of their work. She is a Person-Centered Thinking Trainer, certified by the Learning Community for Person Centered Practice. She has facilitated and trained on Person Centered Reviews, One Page Profiles, Person Centered Employee Development, Person Centered Teams and Person Centered Supervision. Together with Helen Sanderson of the United Kingdom, Mary Beth co-authored the book, “Person-Centred Teams: A Practical Guide for Implementing Personalisation through Effective Teamwork” and partnered with Helen Sanderson Associates to develop Coaching to Embed Person-Centered Practices in Daily Work, Positive and Productive Meetings, and Supervising Person-Centered Teams training. Additionally, Mary Beth developed a TCRC LEAD Academy, a 10-month program to build the capacity of person-centered leaders. Mary Beth is a certified Advanced Care Planning Facilitator, and volunteers to provide end of life planning and Advance Director workshops for the Alliance for Living and Dying Well. Mary Beth has a B.S. degree in Child Development and a M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration. She is a member of the Association for Talent Development, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and Association of Change Management Professionals.  She enjoys the ocean, hiking, singing, and living in the Santa Ynez Valley on the central coast of California with her husband and two sons.
  • Profile picture of Paul Crafts
    Location: 1750 Fearn Ave, Los Osos, CA 93402, USA
    Cell: 805-459-1389
    Home: 805-528-1415
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Physical Disabilities, Aging/Older Persons/End of Life, Mental Health
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
    Biography :
    40 yrs. in the social service field working with the developmentally disabled. Most recently retired (2015) from 29 yrs. as a Service Coordinator for Tri-Counties Regional Center, mostly in the San Luis Obispo California office.
  • Profile picture of Tina
    Organization: Tri-Counties Regional Center
    Location: 2635 Park Center Dr, Simi Valley, CA 93065, USA
    Work: 805-823-2304
    Cell: 805-452-7816
    Home: 805-452-7816
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led)
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      Tina Calderaro-Mendoza; certified Person Centered Thinking Mentor Trainer with the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices since 2001. Trained in Essential Lifestyle Planning. My current role at Tri-Counties Regional Center (TCRC) for the last 10 years is the "Person Centered Thinking Coordinator," I am charged with leading and supporting our agency's organizational change initiatives to embed Person Centered Thinking in all that we do.  I am also charged with leading and coordinating TCRC’s PCT Trainer/Mentor certification process and the delivery and coordination of all PCT related trainings. I created and support local opportunities to further embed and enhance learning related to Person Centered approaches and practices as a follow up for participants who attend the Person Centered Thinking training called, Community of Practice which are held in each of the six offices every other month. I have contributed to several publications including; “Building Capacity for Person Centered Thinking” and “Person Centered Reviews in the USA: What are we learning?” I co-led The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices virtual Coaches calls held quarterly across the USA.  I have a BA in Social Welfare and have been in the social service system for over twenty years serving individuals and working to create social and organizational change. For more information on how our agency has implemented Person Centered Practices go to www.tri-counties.org Thank you!  
  • Profile picture of Trudy
    Organization: Parents Helping Parents, Inc.
    Location: 1400 Parkmoor Ave, Suite 100, San Jose, CA 95126
    Work: 408-727-5775
    Web Page: www.php.com
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (Part 1 Online, Part 2 Instructor-Led)
    Biography :
    Trudy Marsh Grable is a long-time advocate in the field of disability issues, family support and services. The parent of a child with special needs for over 32 years, her daughter became her compass in developing and driving her passions. Trudy career at Parents Helping Parents, spans 26 years as full-time as a Director developing programs to better serve families in the Greater Bay Area; Concurrently, Trudy has 10 years of experience as the director of a parent-directed supported living agency and founded and developed The BFF Project.  Actively involved in The Learning Community, Trudy is a Certified Person Centered Thinking (PCT) Trainer and utilizes the PCT tools in all aspects of her career and life. Trudy develops and conducts dozens of workshops on disability related topics that include public benefits, parent-professional collaboration, and how to start a supported living agency.
  • Profile picture of William
    Organization: Allen, Shea & Associates
    Location: 50 Chapel Hill Dr, Napa, CA 94559, USA
    Work: 7077380342
    Cell: 7077380342
    Home: 7077380342
    Focus Areas: Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities/Learning Difficulties, Schools/Transition, Mental Health
    Certification Type: Trainer: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Mentor: Person Centered Thinking (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Person Centered Plan Facilitation (2 Day Instructor-Led), Trainer: Families Planning Together (1 Day Instructor-Led)
    Committee record: Technology (Web/Social Media)
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    Biography :
    Allen, Shea & Associates A Certified California Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise since 1986 50 Chapel Hill Drive, Napa, CA  94559 Telephone:  (707) 738-0342 The general partnership of Allen, Shea & Associates was organized in 1986. We provide professional services in the area of planning, research, training, materials development, and evaluation within the field of human services with an emphasis on disabilities. We’ve been serving you on the web since 1995. To reach us by email, we’re always at allenbill@mac.com. The firm: William T. Allen, Ph.D., Principal and Co-founder (1986) John R. Shea, Ph.D., Principal and Co-founder (1986) Principal Interests The general partnership of Allen, Shea & Associates is a technical assistance workgroup, organized in March 1986, as a general partnership. It provides professional services in the program development, implementation and reporting of evaluation, program and individual planning, and research, training in person centered thinking and planning, website content. These services are primarily focused on the field of human services with an emphasis on disabilities. The firm seeks, through its work, to inform policymakers, to improve the work of practitioners, to enhance services and supports, and to improve quality life of individuals with disabilities and their families. Background Bill Allen was Executive Director (1983- 87) of the Area IV Board on Developmental Disabilities. He also served as Resource Developer and Program Evaluator (1980-83) for North Bay Regional Center. His work experi­ence includes program evaluation, advocacy, field-based research, mental health day treatment therapist, resource development, teaching, training in person-centered planning and thinking, technical assistance and consultation. John Shea was Executive Director (1979-89) of Bayberry, Incorporated, a non-profit agency providing residential services for adults with developmental disabilities, in Napa, California. John served as a Senior Fellow (1973-79) with the Carnegie Commission (and, later, Council on Policy Studies) on Higher Education, Berkeley, California, as a Research Economist (1974-75), University of California – Berkeley, Center for Research and Development on Higher Education. Education: Bill has a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Washington. John has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Ohio State University, with an emphasis on manpower and educational planning, human resource policy, and labor economics.